Album Review: Delerium, ‘Remixed: The Definitive Collection’

Album Review: Delerium, ‘Remixed: The Definitive Collection’

Vancouver-based dance music duo Delerium are best known for their 1997 collaboration with Sarah McLachlan, “Silence”. A couple of remixes of that track — by Tiësto and Airscape — made the song a pervasive international club hit. In particular, the Tiësto mix is considered a classic in the trance genre. Of course, as with any […]

Vancouver-based dance music duo Delerium are best known for their 1997 collaboration with Sarah McLachlan, “Silence”. A couple of remixes of that track — by Tiësto and Airscape — made the song a pervasive international club hit. In particular, the Tiësto mix is considered a classic in the trance genre. Of course, as with any vocal dance hit, “Silence” has been updated a zillion times, but the best recent mix was in ’08 by German DJ Niels Van Gogh. Fittingly, Van Gogh is called to megamix Delerium’s collective club tracks in Remixed: The Definitive Collection. The compilation, which follows 2004’s pop-oriented The Best of Delerium, also features two new tracks, “Send Me An Angel” and the single “Dust in Gravity” featuring vocals from Kreesha Turner and a closing remix by Van Gogh. Remixed delivers what it promises: it’s a workout-ready mix that nicely capsulates Delerium’s best mixes — though I would’ve selected the superior Tiësto or Lost Witness remix of “Innocente” over Deep Dish’s version. But, you know, whatever. (Nettwerk Records)